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Application Procedures

Doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology in at least their second year of study who have already completed a doctoral therapy practicum are eligible to apply. Externs are generally on site Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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  • Application Requirements: The following MUST be submitted electronically in one email for fullest consideration:
    • A detailed letter of interest, outlining theoretical orientation, clinical experience, training objectives, career goals, and other relevant personal and professional qualifications
    • A current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of reference, including one from your therapy practicum clinical supervisor (if your supervisor prefers to send their letter directly to the site, they may do so by EMAIL only to
    • Graduate transcript from your doctoral program (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

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UIC Counseling Center follows ACEPT guideline dates. Applications can be submitted starting January 26th, 2024 at 9am and will be accepted no later than 5pm January 29th, 2024. Please send all requested application materials in one email to the following address:

Mirka Ivanovic, Psy.D. Heading link

Assistant Director of Training

1200 W. Harrison Street, 2010 SSB, (MC 333), Chicago, Illinois 60607-3320

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  • Application due date:

    Applications must be submitted electronically, in FULL NO LATER THAN January 29th, 2024 at 5pm. Applications received after this date may not be reviewed.


  • Interviews and decisions:

    Interviews and decisions correspond to the timelines recommended by the Association of Chicagoland Externship & Practicum Training (ACEPT). Interviews anticipated the week of March 4th or March 11th.

  • Start and end dates:

    August 12, 2024 to May 16, 2025

Externs are welcome to apply for Internship and/or Postdoctoral Fellowship positions at UIC Counseling Center in the future. However, in order to minimize the impact of potential dual roles, current or previous UIC Counseling Center therapy clients are not eligible to apply for the Externship training program.